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Neck Pain

Neck Pain services offered in the greater Bonita Springs, FL area

Up to 80% of people experience neck pain at some point. It usually isn’t serious, but if your neck pain continues beyond a few days, it’s essential to identify the underlying cause. At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy in Bonita Springs, Florida, physical therapist David Lee, PT, DPT, and the team use manual therapies to relieve neck pain and encourage the body’s healing process. Call Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy today to schedule neck pain treatment, or book your appointment online.

Can physical therapy help treat chronic neck pain?

Yes. Physical therapy provides a safe and effective treatment for chronic neck pain that doesn’t improve with at-home treatments, like ice, rest, and activity modification. Working with the team at Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy can:

  • Reduce pain and stiffness
  • Improve range of motion in your head and neck
  • Help strengthen your neck muscles
  • Prevent the pain from recurring

Physical therapy won’t necessarily stop your neck pain altogether, but it can speed up your body’s healing process and help you return to the activities you love. 

When should I see a physical therapist about neck pain?

Make an appointment at Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy if you have persistent neck pain after an injury, like a fall or car accident. That’s particularly true if the pain is severe, lasts more than a few days, or extends into your shoulders and arms. 

The team has the training and expertise to pinpoint the source of your discomfort and help you feel better. 

What happens during a physical therapy appointment for neck pain?

At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy, each visit lasts one hour. 

During your initial consultation, your provider will ask about your injury and symptoms and complete a series of noninvasive tests called full-body diagnostics. Instead of using X-rays or MRIs to identify tissue injuries, they’ll use their hands to feel for abnormalities.

Full-body diagnostics are complementary and play a crucial role in guiding treatment.

After pinpointing the source of your neck pain, the team develops a personalized care plan that incorporates manual therapies and at-home stretches and strengthening exercises.

How does physical therapy treat neck pain?

At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy, your provider uses hands-on treatments to manage neck pain. Depending on the cause and severity of your symptoms, they might suggest:

  • Myofascial release
  • Functional joint mobilization
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Trigger point release
  • Stretches
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Massage

These treatments increase circulation, reduce inflammation, and encourage your body’s natural healing process.

Will I need to participate in physical therapy for a long time?

How long physical therapy takes depends on the cause and severity of your symptoms. Most people see improvement in 4-6 weeks, but it may take longer. Attend each checkup and follow the provider’s instructions carefully.

Call Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy today to schedule a physical therapy appointment for neck pain, or book your visit online.